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16 Farley Cres, Toronto $449,800

16 Farley

Bungalow With Separate Entrance to Finished Basement

This Wonderful 3+1 Bedroom Bungalow Features A Sunfilled L-Shaped Living/Dining Room With Gleaming Hardwood Floors, A Renovated Kitchen With Ceramic Floor, Pantry & Separate Side Entrance To Finished Basement. There Is A Bedroom, 2 Rec Rooms & A 3 Piece Washroom In The Basement. 3 Spacious Bedrooms On Main Floor All With Hardwood Floors. Great Location, Close To All Amenities & Schools. Includes: All Window Coverings, All Light Fixtures, Cac, Newer Windows, Garden Shed. House Is Wired For Alarm System. The Roof Is Being Re-Shingled In April.

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 112 Tianalee Cres, Brampton $304,550

112 Tianalee

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful “Cardinal” by Lormel

This Beautiful 1275 sq ft ‘Cardinal’ by Lormel Homes Boasts a Huge Eat-In Kitchen with cafe au lait coloured ceramic floor, mocha countertops, Tuscany walls & walk-out to deck. Sunfilled Great Room has laminate flooring & gorgeous chocolate coloured walls. Huge Master Bedroom features a semi-ensuite bath & his/hers closets. 2 Other Spacious Bedrooms. Finished Basement Has A Computer Nook, Cold Storage Room & A Large Rec Room With Walk-out To Yard. Includes: all appliances, central air, window coverings, light fixtures & roughed-in central vac. Don’t miss out on this wonderful family home with 2 walk-outs! Great location just steps to playground & all ameneties.

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54 Tianalee Cres, Brampton $364,800

54 Tianalee

Stunning Home on a Pool Size Lot!

Simply stunning 1796 sq ft home on a pool sized lot! You’ll be greeted by an attractive living rm with pot lighting, then discover the gourmet kitchen w/ceramic flr & backsplash & S/S appliances. The chic breakfast area with walk-out to deck overlooks the family rm with corner gas fireplace & bay window. The house features 3 spacious bdrms, including an elegant master retreat with make-up vanity, W/I closet & luxurious soaker tub & sep. shower in the ensuite. Convenient Lndry Rm On The 2nd Fl. Gorgeous Rec Rm In Bsmt. Walk-Out To Yard. Lrg Storage Rm C/B 4th Bedroom, R/I Bathroom & Cold Cellar. House Is Wired For Ethernet & Alarm. Incl: Appliances, Light Fixtures,Window Blinds,Cac,R/I Cvac.

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CREA MEMBERSHIP APPROVES RULE AMENDMENTS

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 CREA MEMBERSHIP APPROVES RULE AMENDMENTS

 OTTAWA – March 22, 2010 –

“CREA is pleased that the amendments have passed”, says CREA president Georges Pahud.

Through these proactive clarifications of the existing rules, CREA believes that the concerns raised by the Competition Bureau are fully addressed. At the same time, these amendments ensure the continued integrity of MLS® Systems and the accuracy and quality of information on Board MLS® Systems that Canadians have come to trust.

 Today, during its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Westin Hotel, the membership of the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) approved amendments clarifying CREA’s rules relating to real estate Boards’ MLS® Systems.  About The Canadian Real Estate Association
 

 

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) is one of Canada’s largest single-industry trade associations, representing more than 98,000 real estate Brokers/agents and salespeople working through more than 100 real estate Boards and Associations.

10 Quick Fixes to Help Sell Your House

Take This House and Sell It ‘s Glen Peloso tell us what home buyers look for.

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It seems that every weekend during the ‘open house’ hours from two until four I am somehow compelled to visit the various houses that find themselves on the market for sale. If the house has issues because of the way it was prepared for the market, those issues always seem to be the same. What follows is a short list of ten things that you can do to assist your sales on the market:

1. Clean the house like a very critical and noisy aunt is coming for the weekend. It has to be perfect!

2. Makes sure that you do something to have the house smell like it is a home (I like to boil a combinations of cinnamon sticks, orange peals, either ground or whole cloves and plenty of water – it smells like home baking)

3. Have some music that is appropriate to the buyer you imagine the house will attract. Jazz is always a good safe bet

4. Make the simple repairs to the house – a hole in dry wall, replacement of all of the burned out bulbs, repairs to carpets with holes, paint touch ups etc. No one want to feel as though they paid top dollar for a home that instantly needs repairs.

5. De-clutter the space. People want to look at what they are buying not at your collection of wooden elephants or stacks of family photos. And no buyers needs to read the various numbers for the cell phones of every family member, doctor dentist etc. get that off the fridge

6. Organize every closet and drawer that are going to be part of the sale. If I am buying the kitchen cabinets and drawers I am going to look in them! Selling a ‘junk’ drawer just isn’t appropriate

7. Do your best to make use of fresh flowers – nothing can compare to the work of God in terms of colour texture and style – they help to focus the room and allows the buyer to imagine they would live in a house with fresh flowers every week.

8. De-personalize the space of family pictures. We want the prospective buyer to feel as though they are in their new space not visiting you at yours

9. Spend either the time or the money to have all of the windows cleaned. Nothing makes people feel better than good sunshine. Clean windows give us the feeling of both a house that is well cared for as well as an openness that can be perceived when the window is really clean

10. Don’t forget the curb appeal – flowers, in bloom, add a shock of colour to the front and makes the prospective buyer really want to see more. Lawns cut and cared for as well. As my grandfather always use to say, “you only get one chance to make a first impression”.

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MARCH MID-MONTH HOUSING STATISTICS

GTA REALTORS® REPORTING MARCH MID-MONTH HOUSING STATISTICS TORONTO

MARCH 17, 2010 – Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 4,353 sales through the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) during the first two weeks of March. This represented a 70 per cent increase compared to the 2,562 sales recorded during the same period in 2009 when resale transactions had dipped markedly due to the recession. The mid-month sales total was also 16 per cent higher than the previous March midmonth high reached in 2006. “The spring-like weather in the first half of March brought the first green sprouts of the recurring spring market. Every year, monthly sales climb steadily through May,” said Toronto Real Estate Board President Tom Lebour. “People are buying homes because they are confident in the current economic recovery and mortgage payments on the average priced home remain affordable.” The average price for March mid-month transactions was $440,153 – a 20 per cent increase over 2009. New listings within the Toronto Real Estate Board boundaries were up 34 per cent to 8,540. “Look for double-digit annual price increases to cease later in 2010, as new listings rebound from the low levels experienced in 2009,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis. “Increased listings will give buyers more choice, resulting in less upward pressure on home prices.”

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March Newsletter Featuring Fixing Up Your Home: Protect Your Housing Investment

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The latest version of our HomeMarketWatch Insider newsletter
is now available on our website at:
http://www.bramptonhomeinfo.com/gold_newsletter.asp

Each month, we publish a series of articles of interest to
homeowners — money-saving tips, household safety checklists,
home improvement advice, real estate insider secrets, etc.
Whether you are currently in the market for a new home, or not,
we hope that this information is of value to you.  Please feel
free to pass these articles on to your family and friends.

This month’s features…

FEATURE REPORT:
– Fixing Up Your Home: Protect Your Housing Investment

ALSO THIS MONTH:
– 6 Mistakes To Avoid When Trading Up to a Larger Home
– Surges Happen! How To Protect the Appliances In Your Home

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Beautiful All Brick Home Just Listed in Brampton

Just Listed

134 Zia Dodda Cres, Brampton

$374,800

Welcome To This Beautiful 1688 Sq Ft Family Home Featuring An Inviting Family Rm With Corner Gas Fireplace Opening Onto An Eat-In Kitchen With Attractive Ceramic Floor & Walk-Out To Private Yard. The Combo Living & Dining Room Is Perfect For Entertaining. The House Has 3 Bedrooms, Including A Spacious, Master With A Luxurious Ensuite With Jacuzzi Tub & Separate Shower. Door From Garage Into Home Right By Stairs To Basement Which Awaits Your Finishing Touches. Include: All Appliances, Window Coverings, Light Fixtures, Surround Sound In Family Rm, Furnace W/Humidifier & Permament Air Filter & Cvac W/Vac Pan Under Cupboard In Kit. This Immaculate, All Brick Home Is Located Close To All Amenities.

To book a personal tour of this home, please email me at ruth@ruthballantyne.com or call me at 905-456-1000.

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GTA REALTORS® REPORT FEBRUARY RESALE HOUSING MARKET FIGURES

TORONTO, March 3, 2010 – Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 7,291 sales through the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in February, representing a 77 per cent increase over February 2009. The average price for these transactions was up 19 per cent year-over-year to $431,509. Sales and average price increases represent both increased demand for ownership housing and the base year effect, which involves a comparison of economic recovery this year to a period of economic decline last year.

“Increases in existing home sales and average price were noted across the GTA in low-rise and high-rise home types. Similar rates of growth were experienced in the City of Toronto and surrounding 905 regions,” said TREB President Tom Lebour. “This suggests that first time, move-up and down sizing buyers are all active in the existing home marketplace.”
New listings also increased in February, climbing 24 per cent compared to the same month last year.

“Annual growth in new listings is expected to continue. New listings growth will start to outstrip sales growth as we move through 2010,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis. “As the market becomes better supplied, we will see more sustainable single-digit rates of price growth.”

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Greater Toronto REALTORS® are passionate about their work. They adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and share a state-of-the-art Multiple Listing Service. Serving over 29,000 Members in the Greater Toronto Area, the Toronto Real Estate Board is Canada’s largest real estate board. Greater Toronto Area open house listings are now available on www.TorontoRealEstateBoard.com.